Hollands Pies has launched its new cheese and onion pie recipe, using mature cheese from the award-winning Dew Lay Creamery in Garstang. The new recipe has been developed using Holland’s ’Pie Panel’ of amateur pie tasters. The manufacturer says the pie reflects consumers’ growing desire for local provenance, with the new cheese being sourced from a creamery 30 miles from the pie factory.

The pie comes both chilled and frozen and has been approved by the Vegetarian Society.

The company says this re-launch is the first of many and its range is undergoing a revamp.

"With the help of our Pie Panel we’ve been reviewing the quality of all of our products and we’ve been listening carefully to our customers.

"We’ve revisited all the things people have traditionally loved about our pies and looked to retain and, where necessary, rediscover that love," explained Neil Court-Johnston, managing director of Holland’s.